Includes bibliographical references (p. -493) and index
A different world -- The discovery of paradise -- Abundant ocean -- Sea of whales -- Living in paradise -- Angels from the North -- Earthly paradise or earthly Hades? -- Poll Ben, and Martha -- souls and furs -- Gathering of waters -- A sea of islands -- Islands in the sea -- La Florida -- --To shining sea -- Blessing for the use of man -- Rivers of fish -- Wilderness cathedral -- The great stillness -- Devils in paradise -- A new world?
Here Steve Nicholls demonstrates with both historical narrative and scientific inquiry just what an amazing place North America was and how it looked when the explorers first found it. --from publisher description